We Know Not Yet

We know not yet what we shall be, Though now the sons of God

Author: John H. Sammis
Tune: [We know not yet what we shall be]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We know not yet what we shall be,
Tho’ now the Sons of God,
When robed in immortality
We rise above the sod.

Chorus:
But we know that when He shall appear,
We know that when He shall appear
We shall be like Him, we shall be like Him,
For we shall see Him as He is,
We shall be like Him, we shall be like Him,
For we shall see Him as He is.

2 We know not what our eyes shall see
Among the starry spheres;
What sounds of heav’nly melody
Shall greet our ravished ears. [Chorus]

3 We know not what the city is,
The Three, the Living Tide;
The scenes, the sounds, the loves, the bliss,
The Bridegroom and the Bride. [Chorus]


Source: Gems and Jewels #28

Author: John H. Sammis

John H. Sammis was born in Brooklyn. He moved to Logansport, Indiana when ye was 22, where he was converted to Christianity. He was active in the Y.M.C.A., serving as secretary for the Terre Haute Association and later becoming State Secretary. After this, he studied at Lane and McCormack seminaries and was ordained in the Presbyterian church at Glidden, Iowa. He also pastored churches in Indianapolis, Grand Haven, MI, Red Wing and St. Paul, Minn. In 1909 he became associated with the Los Angeles Bible Institute. He wrote more that 100 hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We know not yet what we shall be, Though now the sons of God
Title: We Know Not Yet
Author: John H. Sammis
Refrain First Line: But we know that when He shall appear
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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